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Photo/Art Books

Art Cuba: The New Generation

Edited by Holly Block
Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers

Walker Evans: Cuba

Walker Evans

73 images from 1933 by the great photographer.


David Alan Harvey

Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition

Terry McCoy

Recommended. A collection of essays and photos.


Eddie Kohli
Rizoli International Publications, Inc.

Beautiful color photographs in a large format. I'm not sure why this one is so difficult to find.

Cuba: Five Hundred Years of Images

Jorge Guillermo
Thoth Publishers

Color photographs of historical areas.

Cuba: The Land, the History, the People, the Culture

Stephen Williams
Running Press

Cuba: 400 Years of Architectural Heritage

Rachel Carley, Andrea Brizzi
Watson-Guptill Publications

Cuba: Going Back

Tony Mendoza

Beautiful black-and-white photos.

Cuban Elegance

Michael Connors, Bruce Buck
Harry N. Abrams

This is how colonial society lived in Cuba.

Cuba y Cuba

René Burri

A wonderful collection of black-and-white and color photos.

Fidel's Cuba: A Revolution in Pictures

Osvaldo & Roberto Salas, Photographers
Thunder’s Mouth Press
Beyond Words Publishing

In 1959, the Salas father-son team was personally selected by Castro to serve as photographers for the new government newspaper, REVOLUCIÓN.

Historia Grafica de Cuba:
1492 – 1925

Art Nuveau Corporation

In Spanish, with a large collection of drawings, portraits and photographs from Cuban history reproduced in black and white.

The Houses of Old Cuba

Llilian Llanes
Thames & Hudson

A beautiful book with photography by Jean-Luc de Laguarigue. This modestly-priced book is of great value not only because of the wonderful photographs, but because of the author's narratives on the history of the structures. Recommended.

Old Havana

Claude Edinger
Distributed Art Publishers

Fine black-and-white photography.

Portrait of Cuba

Text by Wayne Smith & Photographs by Michael Reagan
Turner Publishing, Inc.

Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution

Tim B. Wride
Merrell Publishers/LA County Museum of Art

A beautiful catalogue from a traveling exhibition that I, unfortunately, missed.

Street Graphics: Cuba

Barry Dawson
Thames & Hudson

Vibrant imagery, from start to finish.


A Girl Like Che Guevara

Teresa de la Caridad Doval

A great read and a look behind the Wizard's courtain.

Blessed by Thunder: Memoir of a Cuban Girlhood

Flor Fernandez Barrios

Dirty Havana Trilogy

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A series of short stories that resembles Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller a la Havana. Pick it up and you won't be able to put it down.

Havana Dreams: A Story of a Cuban Family

Wendy Gimbel

The Havana Inquiry: A Self-Portrait of the Counter-Revolution

Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Holt, Rinehart and Winston

A play, translated from the original German, using the words of the prisoners captured at Bay of Pigs. At your finer libraries and used-book stores.
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In the Cold of the Malecon and Other Stories

Antonio Jose Ponte
City Lights

Memories of Underdevelopment and Inconsolable Memories (Rutgers Films in Print)

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Rutgers University Press

The script to the classic film, including the complete novel on which it is based: "Inconsolable Memories" by Edmundo Desnoes.

Inconsolable memories

Edmundo Desnoes

The Voice of the Turtle

Edited by Peter Bush
Grove Press

An anthology of Cuban stories.

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